From filmmakers to clinical psychologists to professors - everyone has given the thumbs up to Aamir Khan's television show "Satyamev Jayate", saying it is a gutsy, hard-hitting and sensible programme that strikes an emotional chord with the audiences.
Equipped with well-researched instances and case studies on female feticide, Aamir's one-and-a-half hour programme was simultaneously telecast on Star Plus and Doordarshan Sunday and caught the audiences' attention.
Aamir Khan's maiden episode of his first ever TV show "Satyamev Jayate" fetched rave reviews on Twitter Sunday, occupying the "top five trends" on the social networking site.
Even before Aamir could wrap up the episode, which focused on female foeticide and was aired on Star Plus and Doordarshan from 11 a.m, 2,254 tweets were notched up.
From Bollywood celebs to the person on the street, to activists like Kiran Bedi, all gave the show the thums up.
This is what the Twitterati had to say:
Disbelief, horror, tears, smiles --- Aamir Khan evoked all this among his rapt audience as he dealt with the sensitive topic of female foeticide and bias toward the male child in the first episode of "Satyamev Jayate" Sunday - without being preachy.
There were many moist eyes among those in the TV audience and many more at homes and offices across India as people tuned in to watch the much-awaited programme, which Aamir said in his ads he wanted to replicate the phenomena created by the epic "Mahabharat" and "Ramayana" teleserials of yore on Sunday mornings.
Actor Sushant Singh, who is co-anchoring crime-based show "Savdhan India" with Gaurav Chopra, describes it as an analytical programme trying to figure out why crime happens, the psychology behind it. The latter says it also cautions people.
"Through this show, we are trying to analyse crime and why it happens. We want to understand the psychology behind it. Our motive is also to create awareness so that people are more careful while interacting with others," Sushant, who earlier presented "Wanted: High Alert" on television, told IANS.
Superstar Aamir Khan, who is set to make his TV debut with "Satyamev Jayate", says he is scared of reactions and that's why he didn't show it to anyone.
"I haven't shown it to anyone. I am scared about showing it to anyone. If I show it to someone and they don't like it, then my heart will break," the 47-year-old said here on the sets of TV soap "Diya aur Bati Hum.'
"I am waiting for May 6 and everyone will watch it that day itself," he added.
"Satyamev Jayate" would go on air simultaneously on DD National and Star Plus.